Feathered friends snapped by young Rotherham wildlife enthusiasts

YOUNG wildlife fans have been making new feathered friends as part of a nationwide bird-watching project.
Members of the Habitat Club at Thorpe Hesley Primary School are seen taking part in the RSPB Schools Birdwatch, counting birds for the annual bird count and nature watch. Seen identifying birds (left to right) are: Brandon (6), Jo (7), Harley (8), Darcy (6) and Mia (7). 170126-3Members of the Habitat Club at Thorpe Hesley Primary School are seen taking part in the RSPB Schools Birdwatch, counting birds for the annual bird count and nature watch. Seen identifying birds (left to right) are: Brandon (6), Jo (7), Harley (8), Darcy (6) and Mia (7). 170126-3
Members of the Habitat Club at Thorpe Hesley Primary School are seen taking part in the RSPB Schools Birdwatch, counting birds for the annual bird count and nature watch. Seen identifying birds (left to right) are: Brandon (6), Jo (7), Harley (8), Darcy (6) and Mia (7). 170126-3

Schools across the borough have been taking part in the RSPB Big School Birdwatch.

Pupils from Thorpe Hesley Primary spent the week finding out about some of the birds in the school grounds, before being encouraged to go home and look out for some more winged wonders in their gardens.

Children at Greasbrough Primary School also took part in the project. Grace, Marcus and Summer are seen getting sticky, mixing bird seed and lard. 170125-3

Alison Stenton, Year 3 class teacher and science leader, said: “We’ve had lots of interest from our children, some of whom have recently created wildlife habitats around our school garden.

“We are also running a competition in school for all children, to create a piece of artwork, writing or photograph of the birds in their garden and are offering a prize for the best work in each building.”

Greasbrough Primary kids also enjoyed the nature project, which saw them making bird feeders to hang in their gardens.

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